This makeover comes just two years after the big new 6 first hit showrooms, but with the light new Mazda2 now showcasing the latest evolution of Mazda’s Kodo design language, the 6 has now been brought in-line.
The 2015 update sees the Mazda6 gifted new Mazda2-inspired LED daytime lamps and a thickened look to the silver blade-like grille garnish.
There’s also an updated look to the front bumper, again inspired by the new Mazda2 with large silver trims to the foglight bezels.
The big tricks have been saved for the cabin, with the updated 6 replacing its embedded infotainment display with the dash-top tablet style featured in the new Mazda3 and Mazda2.
That update is joined by a completely re-styled dash, now with a more curved look, along with re-shaped vents, a new-look centre console, and new trims and accents.
The 2015 6 also picks up a new electric parking brake which sees the conventional lever replaced by a compact and space-making switch in the centre console.
As an early-stage update (a mid-life makeover is likely still to come), the Mazda6’s mechanical package remains unchanged.
Australian details are still to be confirmed, but expect local models to continue with the current 129kW/420Nm 2.2 diesel and 138kW/250Nm 2.5 petrol engines.
Watch for local pricing and specifications to be confirmed in the coming months.